The Delhi High Court asked many questions from the Jail Department on issues of online and physical meeting, tele calling facilities, and legal aid cell computers of the inmates found to be infected.
Delhi High Court
The Delhi High Court has asked the Jail Department of the Delhi Government whether it has a policy to apply Corona Vaccine to all the prisoners in Tihar Central Jail-6. , Because in that closed premises of the prison, there is every possibility of spreading of Kovid infection (Coronavirus). The court raised a number of questions from the Jail Department on issues related to online and physical meetings, tele calling facilities, functioning of the jail’s computer center, the functioning of the computers of the Legal Aid Cells for the inmates found infected.
Justice Pratibha Singh, while hearing the application of two JNU students- Natasha Narwal and Devangana Kalita, asked these questions to the jail department. These two are ‘cage break’ activists and demanded different facilities, including physical meetings, computer centers for video conferences, and legal aid. Let us tell you that the ‘cage break’ organization was established in 2015 to make hostels and other rented houses less restrictive for the girl students.
‘Prisoners over 45 years of age have been vaccinated in Tihar’
Communal riots in North-East Delhi to Narwal and KalitaNorth-East Delhi Riots) Was arrested in May last year and both of them are currently in Tihar’s Central Jail-6. Prisoner Vaccination of Prisoners (Corona vaccination) On the issue, the Prison Department told the court that at present there are only 12 prisoners over 45 years of age in Tihar Jail and they have been vaccinated with Corona.
At this, the court asked the Prison Department’s lawyer to get directions on the vaccination policy that is being proposed to the Central Jail-6 inmates to apply the corona vaccine, as there is every possibility of the corona infection spreading in the closed premises of the jail. is. Regarding the digital and physical meeting of the prisoners with their lawyers and families, the department said that in view of the devastation of the epidemic, the physical meeting has been banned at the moment, while the digital meeting was restored from May 3.
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